Sharing new theatre from Sgratsh
Launching a new series of events to showcase our new theatre work in development.
Starting this March, Sgratsh Sul will give audiences a glimpse into our future productions.
The bi-monthly event, which will initially be held digitally, will include readings from development work and informal discussions about the stories and projects that are keeping us busy.
Sgratsh Sul kicks off with an online double bill on Sunday, 21 March, with the productions Branwen and Popeth ar y Ddaear taking centre stage. Both these will be presented in Welsh and streamed live on Zoom.
In April you’ll get a first glimpse of Diwrnod Arall, a new gig-theatre production which tackles Welsh independence by the multi-disciplined artist Casi Wyn.
Then in May the sharing is spread over a weekend with a New Writing Weekend in partnership with Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru and Literature Wales. The event will share 10 original works by 10 new young writers which explore life in contemporary Wales.
“We’re very proud to collaborate with some of Wales’ most progressive and ambitious artists to create bold and relevant productions for our audiences,” said Gethin Evans, Frân Wen Artistic Director.
“As we ease out of this difficult period, it’s a critical time for artists and communities to create theatre that deals with relevant issues in order to challenge and celebrate contemporary Wales. This work does just that, while also being ambitious with new forms and challenging traditional theatre boundaries.
“Hopefully Sgratsh Sul will help bring our inquisitive and passionate audiences with us on our journeys. Whether it be online or live, in small or large groups – we’re committed to sharing our story with you in the most suitable way.
“We’re proud to have worked with 47 of Wales’ most daring and exciting artists to develop these new works over the last 10 months – most of which are under the age of 30. It’s really exciting.”
For exclusive access to tickets you will need to register on franwen.com/sgratsh
SGRATSH SUL DATES
SUNDAY, 21 MARCH 2021
3pm – 4.30pm
Popeth ar y Ddaear
An ambitious combination spoken word, music and theatre by Nico Dafydd, Osian Williams, Marged Tudur, Mari Elen, Iestyn Tyne a Lauren Connolly.
This is a production that explores how individuals react when their freedom and free will are taken away – and what happens when they have no choice?
In partnership with the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Literature Wales. A Welsh language event streamed live on Zoom.
5pm – 6.30pm
A fierce, explosive contemporary musical by Seiriol Davies, Hanna Jarman, Elgan Rhys and Gethin Evans. Our most classic myth reimagined for this world on the brink.
In partnership with Wales Millennium Centre.
SUNDAY, 25 APRIL 2021 (3pm – 4.30pm)
An electrifying combination of live theatre and pop music which will challenge the quest for independence by Casi Wyn and Gethin Evans.
A gig-theatre production that follows the story of an eighteen year old girl, as she returns home to vote in Wales’ first independence referendum.
With support from Sherman Theatre. A Welsh language event.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 15 – 16 MAY 2021
New Writing Weekend
A chance to preview the work of 10 new writers from the Frân Wen New Writing group, in partnership with the National Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru and Literature Wales.
The 10 writers are Lowri Morgan, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Alaw Fflur Tomos, Maisie Ayodeji Awen, Megan Angharad Hunter, Nia Morais, Mared Llywelyn, Ifan Pritchard, Joseff Owen, Iwan Fôn and Iwan Teifion Davies.